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St. Hilda's and the Socratic Club

Posted by Joel Heck on Monday, October 22, 2012,
This posting adds some details from an oral history by Stella Aldwinckle, based on her account of a meeting of the Socratic Club on Jan. 24, 1944. It also corrects one detail related to Jack's military service in 1917.
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A Severe Mercy

Posted by Joel Heck on Wednesday, October 10, 2012,
I just finished rereading Sheldon Vanauken's masterpiece, A Severe Mercy, for the fourth time and adding notes from that reading. Surprisingly, I was able to add more than a thousand words to this chronology, especially by calculating the approximate dates when Vanauken wrote to Lewis. I also added the main subjects of the letters they wrote to each other, which, I think, needs eventually to be done for all letters in this document. It enables the chronology to make more sense, sound more hum...
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Intellectual History

Posted by Joel Heck on Thursday, October 4, 2012,
After having worked through my intellectual history of Oxford and Cambridge during the Lewis years (available on this website), I have added about a thousand words and a lot more good information about C. S. Lewis. Surprisingly, Jack's lecture at Westcott House in Cambridge, "Modern Theology and Biblical Criticism," had not been mentioned in the chronology. Nor had his talk to Bedford College in London on "Shelley, Dryden,and Mr. Eliot." Lots of other items were added to a document now over 4...
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Proofreading Done

Posted by Joel Heck on Tuesday, October 2, 2012,
I have now completed proofreading all 399 pages and more than 266,000 words of this 3.02 MB file. This helped me to see other events that should be added, including an additional schedule from Warren during 1966. The use of those schedules can help a person reconstruct in more detail the likely series of events of Jack or Warren. The document is now about 1,500 words longer and a bit more accurate. A couple of chronological mistakes were found and corrected. The number of footnotes now approa...
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This is the latest Lewis chronology:

Chronologically Lewis October 1 2017.pdf Chronologically Lewis October 1 2017.pdf
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The file that appears below lists all works of C. S. Lewis in chronological order (now 472 in number, one more than the previous version because of the addition of the brief "Undergraduate Criticism" from 1960) in the location where they were first published or delivered (if spoken) as far as I am able to determine. Corrections are welcome. This version, slightly revised and added on March 18, 2017, includes works listed in the bibliography of Adam Barkman's C. S. Lewis & Philosophy as a Way of Life. It also includes the recently discovered (by Christopher Marsh) "A Christmas Sermon for Pagans."

TheCompleteWorksofCSLewis.pdf TheCompleteWorksofCSLewis.pdf
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This file describes what is happening in Oxford, Cambridge, the UK, and Europe at the time that Lewis writes his various poems, essays, and books, dividing the life and writings of Lewis by academic topic, i.e. English, Philosophy, History, etc. 

Intellectual History of Oxford and Cambridge.pdf Intellectual History of Oxford and Cambridge.pdf
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